"I’m not going to tell you the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it." ~ Great Expectations (the movie, 1998)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I'm thinking seriously about buying an adult tricycle. My sense of balance is no longer adequate for riding a two-wheeler, but I could probably manage a three-wheeler. The Schwinn Meridian Tricycle pictured at left looks like something I could handle.
My bank, the library and a supermarket are all within easy pedaling distance of my home, and on relatively level ground. I might turn into the 'little old lady who only drove her car to church on Sunday.'
I had to run some errands this afternoon that required using my car and, gasoline prices being what they are these days, I tried to make the rounds in the shortest distance possible. No longer can I afford to just jump in the car to take a casual drive. The budget won't stand it.
I can remember buying gasoline for $0.19 per gallon, for even less if there was a 'gas war' on. (Yes, I'm older than dirt.) While gasoline prices are not yet quite as high as they were a couple of years ago, it makes me shudder to see that the price boards over the gas station have increased by ten to fifteen cents per gallon in a couple of hours. Gas prices here have gone up more than $0.50 per gallon in the last two weeks. :::sigh:::